Hindus/planning

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Sir
Bhagwad gita says wise person doesn't spend time making projects and planning for perfect future,can't we plan logically for our coming events and material prospect just to smoothen life path.
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Dear Samit,

Thank you for your question.

Of course you can and must plan for the future, however Sri Krishna tells us to do that with detachment (vairagya) so that we may not be bound by our actions. Know that God alone is the Doer or that the true Self is not affected by any karma or actions we take or fail to take. Take refuge in God/Self, and thus transcend suffering.

Best wishes,

Brother William

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William Schindler, a.k.a. Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

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I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

Organizations
I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

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I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

Education/Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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